Leonard and Elizabeth (1)

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D5433/1 : Ashover, 24 April 1657

My Joy & Dearest Love,

My God above knows I love thee as bone of my bone, and as sory was I to leave thee as I hope thou was to leave me, yet I hope I shall remember wheare to meete thee my love, with as reall ahart as ever I did. Continue reading

Harry and Monica (2)

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D5994/2/90: Teddington, 30 November 1940

My very Dear One,

Your surprise, your letter, your thought, and your words were so perfect – you are good to me – and I thank you with all my heart.  It is a lovely gift, one that I shall treasure always, and it looks beautiful on my dressing table.  Continue reading

Harry and Monica (1)

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D5994/2/87: Norwich, 24 November 1940

My Darling

A breathless dash, an effort to race time itself finishing with that relief expressed in other and quieter days at the cinema by “Hurrah! Here come the U.S. Marines”…  Just in the nick of time as the vernacular has it.  Continue reading

Letter from a P.O.W.

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D4769/3/13: July 16th 1918

My dear Parents,

Another fortnight has passed & it is “letter day” again. Things are looking up for me. I have now received two letters – one from you  & one from “Lucy Rose Smith” much to my surprise. Continue reading

Letter from Ethiopia

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D5430/65/1/25 (To G.E. Cockrem, Dewsbury, Yorkshire) DESEM 24, 1973 MEHARI LEAKE ABRAHA ATSBAHA school P.O. BOX 12 AXUM-ETH— My Dear Mother Firest of all Hapy Christmas, Hapy New Year I am very pleased to see your letter of Desember 23, 1973 I have got your book too. And it is very important Continue reading

Swiss Cottage

The Porden letter (see the William Porden/Henrietta post) is a joint one.  This picture of a Swiss cottage comes from Eleanor Porden’s letter to Mary Anne.

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William Porden’s letter to his daughter Henrietta

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Berne, Oct 8, 1818

My dear Henrietta,

As you doubtless see the letters we send for Mama’s amusement little apology is necessary for not writing to you more frequently; but be assured that you are not forgotten, you are well acquainted with our route and the principal circumstances of our journey Continue reading

Isabella Thornhill’s letter home from Nice, 1838

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Nice, March 1st 1838

My dear Father, I wrote to you from Pisa a short time since, and after my letter was gone, it occured to me, that though I had given you a sketch of our plans for the journey we were then pausing upon. Continue reading

Sir John Gresley and his seal

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Notification by Sir John Gresley, knight, that as he has not had the power of his seal for a whole year preceding the dated of these presents, he hereby contradicts and denies all deeds and writings sealed with his seal during that time, the present deed being sealed with the seal of the Deanery of Repton

21 Oct 1394.

George Bernard Shaw and Heanor Grammar School (2)

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I hope you all – the whole 18 of you – will in future improve your own handwritings instead of bothering about mine.  I am very old (91) and have to write slowly and carefully, like a child.  Continue reading